From the place where we are right
flowers will never grow
in the spring.
The place where we are right
is hard and trampled
like a yard,
but doubts and loves
dig up the world
like a mole, a plow.
“I shudder at the thought of a society ruled by people who are absolutely certain of their wisdom, by people to whom everything in the world is crystal clear, whose minds know no mystery, no uncertainty.
Awe enables us to perceive in the world intimations of the divine, to sense in small things the beginning of infinite significance, to sense the ultimate in the common and the simple; to feel in the rush of the passing the stillness of the eternal.
Knowledge is fostered by curiosity; wisdom is fostered by awe.”
Abraham Joshua Heschel
“I don’t think we give enough credit to the ones with questions. The questions aren’t the threat—it’s the alternative to growing numb and complacent, the specter of a stalled-out journey, the encroaching quiet desperation that terrified Thoreau, or the silence of one’s true self out of fear or a need to belong.
Blessed are the wanderers with the courage to live into the questions…sooner or later, there’s is the answer.”
Sarah Bessey ; Out of Sorts